Cheers for 20 years in Houston

April 5, 2013 by  

The Biennial West Houston Quilters Show gets underway today at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.

Celebrating the 20th year for the show, events will include lectures, displays, featured presenters and vendors. Printing services are often requested to help announce the event and encourage attendance.

The featured artist this year is Liz Porter of Fons and Porter. Other presenters will include Jan Mathews, Martha DeLeonardis and Cynthia Regone. Topics will cover color theory, T-shirt art and applique.

More than 200 quilts will be on display, ranging from basic to very intricate designs. 30 vendors will be at the event providing food, beverages, arts, crafts and other items. Contests will allow visitors to vote on their favorite quilts.

A beautiful quilt has been donated for a drawing tomorrow April 6. Called ‘Pointing to the Future’ and was pieced by members of the organization and subsequently quilted by Karen Overton. The original pattern called ‘Hawaiian Star’ was designed by Judy Niemeyer. Raffle tickets for the drawing are available at $1 each or six can be purchased for $5.

Three quilt judges have been appointed for the show. Quilting since 1985, Susan Whatley, a certified judge for the National Quilting Association, has judged at local, regional, and national levels. Brenda Jeschke, quilting for over 30 years and teaching for 22 years, is an award winning quilter. She has been a quilting judge for over a decade. Finally, Cynthia England, an Art Institute of Houston graduate, has been creating quilts and techniques for over 40 years, picking up many awards in the process.